Two consecutive conference wins on the road are a new experience for BYU's women's basketball team. Saturday they clinched a 65-61 victory over UNLV, their final Mountain Division game of the regular season.
The win improves the Cougars' record to 12-13, 6-8. UNLV falls to 4-22, 3-11.With the score tied at 61-61 with just :19 on the clock, Amanda Covington went to the line and hit two free throws to give BYU a two-point lead. UNLV got a technical on that same foul and Barbie Carmichael had a chance to put the Cougars up by four from the line but missed both.
On the next play, BYU got fouled and Covington went to the line and converted on one more from the line. A rebound by the Cougars and they went to the line one more time for Covington's final point from the line to give BYU the road victory.
Senior Kari Gallup led the team in scoring with 17 points, all in the second half.
SUU 76, CHICAGO STATE 62: Myndee Larsen scored a career-high 39 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Southern Utah to a comfortable 76-62 win over Chicago State here Saturday night in Chicago. Larsen's 18-of-22 shooting effort paced SUU to a 64-percent shooting night from the field. SUU also hit 16-of-19 free throws.
The win moves SUU to 14-11 overall and 7-8 in league play.